cravings

Natural Prescription for Cravings

By Mike Koskiniemi PhD – Motions Fitness When the Cravings Hit It happens to almost everyone. You’ve eaten a good dinner, you’re not really hungry but all of a sudden you need something bad and you need it now! You feel the cravings for foods that are off limits Next time that snacking urge hits,
zinc deficiency inflammation
A guest Blog by Designs for Health Zinc is where it’s at! Zinc has a long history known as the mineral of the immune system. New research from Oregon State University demonstrated that it appears to affect how the immune system responds to inflammation. A zinc deficiency may play a role in chronic diseases that involve
gut bacteria
A guest Blog by Designs for Health New study demonstrates how gut bacteria causes obesity According to a new study published in Nature, a research team from Yale has identified the mechanism in which gut dysbiosis leads to obesity. Scientists have already understood that the gut microbiome is associated with metabolic markers and type II
A Guest Blog by Designs for Health Fish Oil and Vitamin D – The Serotonin Power Team Many studies have demonstrated that fish oils and vitamin D help improve cognitive function, but what exactly is the mechanism of action? In an article just published in FASEB Journal, serotonin is described as the possible missing link, explaining
fish oil
The Many Benefits of Fish Oil Fish oil is grossly underestimated as an anabolic supplement, plus it makes you  makes you healthier and smarter… There’s no limit to the benefits that omega-3 bring to health. Now, it seems they even help you pack on more muscle in addition. They do this in two ways: they upregulate
breakfast
I always talk about the importance of a good breakfast, my favorite being the Meat and Nuts Breakfast™. The saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is very true. Not only will it sets your neurotransmitters for the remainder of the day, it will also give you energy and focus. If
calories

The Myths of Calories, Part 1

A guest blog by Designs for Health There is more to weight management than just “Calories In, Calories Out” “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Though highly debatable, the general premise of this well-known and oft quoted cliché is that it is hard to break old habits and learn new ones. The same
carbohydrate
Guest blog by Designs for Health High-carbohydrate foods are rewarding to the mouth Biting into a glazed donut, with the subtle crunch of the sugar coating giving way to soft, pillowy dough underneath, can instantly transform a mind-numbing work meeting into a temporary visit to one’s proverbial “happy place.” (That is, until the guilt sets
magnesium deficiency
Magnesium deficiency can cause important health issues According to a new study in Pharmacological Research, researchers have demonstrated that magnesium (Mg) supplementation significantly improves important health markers. Published last month, this study showed the link between magnesium levels and HOMA-IR index and fasting glucose. However, magnesium deficiency is a growing health concern in a large proportion of the
protein
How Much Protein is actually needed? Do I need to buy protein powder? Is whey better than casein? Should I pay extra for isolate or hydrolysate? How much should I take? These are just a few of the many questions surrounding post-workout nutrition.  And unfortunately, with the availability of inflated and conflicting information online, finding a reliable